The City of Tucson Silverbell Road Improvement Project
Ina Road to Grant Road
Welcome to the official Web site of the Silverbell Road Improvement Project. Here you will find information regarding current and past project activities, project documents and exhibits, upcoming public meetings, and project news. This site is updated frequently, however if you would like to receive email updates, please sign up below. You may also contact us with comments or questions.
Please Join Us at the Design Open House for Silverbell Road, Goret Road to Grant Road
Thursday, May 23, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
*Brief Presentation at 5:45 p.m.
El Rio Neighborhood Center
1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
(at Speedway and Riverview, East of El Rio Golf Course)
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Final Design – Silverbell Road, Goret Road to Grant Road
Final design for the first segment of the Silverbell Road improvements to be constructed will start in Oct 2012. Due to the need to obtain permits from federal and state agencies for archaeological recovery, final design is not expected to be completed until mid-2014. Construction is expected to begin in 2015. In addition to preparing the construction plans, other activities taking place over the next 18 months will include:
- Design survey
- Inventory of native plants
- Soil sampling and testing
- Meetings with property owners and right-of-way acquisition
- Planning for relocation of utilities
- Two public open houses will be held one in Spring 2013 and the second at the end of final design
Check back soon for upcoming public meeting information and project updates.
This is a project of the Regional Transportation Authority. The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026. Details about the full plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com. The Regional Transportation Authority has a nine-member board with representatives from local, state and tribal governments. This project is managed by The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority in conjunction with the Town of Marana and Pima County.
Design Concept Study – Silverbell Road, Grant Road to Ina Road
The Design Concept Study was completed in 2010. Click here to review the Design Concept Report. The new roadway will be a 4-lane divided desert parkway and will include a continuous multi-use path , bike lanes, drainage improvements, new native landscaping with water harvesting features, and enhanced wildlife crossings. This roadway is a critical regional transportation link that serves the west and northwest portions of the Tucson metropolitan area and will promote mobility and provide improved capacity and safety. Click here for the Project Fact Sheet.